Bradford City has outlined potential plans for the return of supporters to the Utilita Energy Stadium, ahead of next week’s reviewing of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.
The club continues to ensure the Utilita Energy Stadium is COVID compliant and safe for the welcoming back of supporters, with many measures in place ahead of the return.
Should the Bradford district be placed in tier 2 when lockdown rules are reviewed next Wednesday (December 16), and restrictions lifted ahead of the Bantams’ Saturday December 19 visit of Cambridge United (3.00pm), this fixture will allow up to 2,000 spectators to be housed inside the Utilita Energy Stadium.
Therefore, as a precautionary measure on the basis of Bradford entering tier 2, the club can today reveal its ‘Claret’ and ‘Amber’ fixture list, with tickets for the first ‘Claret’ fixture - against the U’s - available to be secured from 9.00am on Thursday (December 10).
Bradford City’s full ‘Claret’ and ‘Amber’ fixture list for the remainder of the 2020/21 season - providing the Bradford district is placed under tier 2 lockdown restrictions on Wednesday December 16 - is as follows:
CLARET - Saturday December 19 v Cambridge United - 3.00pm
AMBER - Tuesday December 29 v Port Vale - 7.00pm
CLARET - Saturday January 2 v Morecambe - 3.00pm
AMBER - Saturday January 16 v Crawley Town - 3.00pm
CLARET - Saturday January 30 v Barrow - 3.00pm
AMBER - Saturday February 13 v Salford City - 3.00pm
CLARET - Tuesday February 23 v Leyton Orient - 7.45pm
AMBER - Tuesday March 2 v Mansfield Town - 7.45pm
CLARET - Saturday March 6 v Bolton Wanderers - 3.00pm
AMBER - Saturday March 20 v Oldham Athletic - 3.00pm
AMBER - Friday April 2 v Forest Green Rovers - 3.00pm
CLARET - Saturday April 10 v Grimsby Town - 3.00pm
CLARET - Tuesday April 20 v Tranmere Rovers - 7.45pm
AMBER - Saturday May 1 v Scunthorpe United - 3.00pm
PLEASE NOTE: All the above fixtures and their ‘Claret’ or ‘Amber’ status are subject to change - should Bradford not be placed under tier 2 COVID-19 lockdown restrictions (and remain in tier 3) on Wednesday December 16.
To secure tickets for City’s visit of Cambridge United, ‘Claret’ season-ticket holders will visit the club’s official ticketing website and secure their place at the match - on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis.
Once 2,000 places have been claimed at the Cambridge United game - by ‘Claret’ season-ticket holders ONLY - the fixture will be effectively ‘SOLD OUT’.
Then, for the next ‘Claret’ fixture - against Morecambe on Saturday 2 January 2020 (3.00pm), ‘Claret’ season-ticket holders who were unable to secure their place at the Cambridge United match will have an exclusive window to ensure they attend this game, via the club’s online ticketing website.
This same pattern will be followed with each ‘Amber’ fixture - for season-ticket holders who qualify for those respective fixtures.
Individual match tickets will then be posted out to each supporter ahead of the fixture. This means each season-ticket holder’s contact details MUST be up to date on the club’s official ticketing website - in order to receive the ticket and obtain admission into the Utilita Energy Stadium for the fixture in question.
Supporters are therefore politely asked to update the home and e-mail address on their online ticketing account, should this not be correct. Those who are unable to sign in to their online ticketing account are asked to e-mail email@example.com.
In order to ensure you are seated together, supporters are asked to use the ‘Friends and Family’ option on the club’s online ticketing service, in order to register more than one person together. All match tickets, providing they were purchased on the same transaction, will be delivered to the lead purchaser - at their up-to-date address.
Wheelchair supporters can both phone 01274 773355 or visit the main reception at the Utilita Energy Stadium on Thursdays or Fridays to secure their tickets. Ambulant disabled supporters must go through the normal, aforementioned channels. All disabled supporters MUST still have either a ‘Claret’ or ‘Amber’ ‘City For All’ 2020/21 season-ticket card in order to be permitted into the respective fixture.
PLEASE NOTE: ‘City For All’ season-ticket cards - which are in the process of being dispatched to supporters - will not permit entry into any 2020/21 Sky Bet League Two home fixtures - for as long as Bradford remains under COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. For access to games, supporters MUST have an individual match ticket, which will have been secured via the club’s online ticketing service.
Supporters WILL NOT be able to secure their ticket over the phone - or by visiting the ticket office at the Utilita Energy Stadium.
If you feel there is a problem with your ‘City For All’ 2020/21 season-ticket card, with regards to its ‘Claret’ or ‘Amber’ classification, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to COVID-19 social-distancing restrictions, ‘City For All’ season-ticket holders are not guaranteed to be able to sit in their usual seats. The only areas inside the Utilita Energy Stadium which tickets are available to be secured in - while under tier 2 restrictions - are the lower tier of The Kop (North) and The Mamma Mia (East) Stand.
Supporters are asked, when securing tickets, to select which stand and block they would like to be seated. Our online ticketing system will then automatically allocate each supporter with a socially-distanced seat.
The club would like to take this opportunity to thank the local authorities with which it has worked in close conjunction throughout the entirety of the pandemic - for helping ensure as fast of a return of supporters as possible.